Panicker confesses that never in her wildest dreams did she imagine that she would be dating that person in a year's time.
"It's been almost a year since we started dating and every day brings its share of surprises.
We openly discuss everything related to each other's traditions and I love every moment of it," she answers.
He saw an opportunity to help these couples by creating a full-fledged business. Contrary to what the "moral police" in India want, the founders of Stay Uncle are trying to make India a place where everyone is free to make their own personal choices."I prefer living in a society wherein people are doing what they want so it creates a whole kind of happy ecosystem," Sethi told Seeker.Right from food habits and lifestyle to culture, almost everything is at loggerheads.So, when someone on Quora asked Indian users if they have ever been in a relationship with a foreigner and about their experiences, the responses were everything from romantic and hilarious to bittersweet.Young couples are forced to jump through hoops just to get a few hours of privacy.
"Making love, in our country specifically, has to be very much planned," a young Indian man, who wished to remain anonymous, told Seeker.
Be it the acceptable amount of chillies to be added to any dish or whether it's appropriate to add milk to coffee or even the range of temperature that can be classified as "cold".
I have learned quite a lot about his culture and so has he.
"We were hesitant here at first when Stay Uncle approached us, but we weren't worried that we were doing something illegal.
So, the next day we called them back and told them that we were ready to work with them," he said.
"You have to pick out a day, you have to pick those four or five hours of the night, cook up a story, like you're going to your friend's place." He and his girlfriend have experienced first hand the headache of trying to get some alone time amongst India's very conservative society.